City crews will be handing out notices of damaged sewer lateral clean-out assemblies found as a result of smoke testing sewer lines. Sewer laterals are the responsibility of the property owner and broken or missing clean-out assemblies can allow unwanted water and/or debris into the sewer system that can cause sewer stop-ups and overflows in private lines, as well as, the City’s main sewer lines. Damaged clean-out assemblies are also a violation of the Sewer Use Ordinance.
As City crews find damaged clean-outs, they will mark them with green flags, place door hanger notices and notify the Code Enforcement Division. An employee of Code Enforcement will follow up in a few days to verify repairs have been made or will be made.